2019 BCiB District Sides wrap-up
It was yet another thrilling BCiB District Sides event (May, 8 -11), more than 500 players from 20 districts battled it out over four days of competition for the right to call themselves the best district in the state.
Today saw the finals being played at Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Musgrave Hill and Club Helensvale, with Divisions 1 and 2 playing at Broadbeach.
This year’s top dogs in Division 1 for both the men and women were the formidable powerhouse of Gold Coast Tweed.
“This year’s BCiB District Sides Championships provided spectators with yet another display of bowling excellence across all divisions,” Bowls Queensland president Peter Williamson said.
“Both Gold Coast Tweed teams were in fine form this year and it was great to see them take home the Division 1 titles after such an impressive performance.”
Division 1 Men at Broadbeach
Winner: Gold Coast Tweed 4+73
Runner Up: Brisbane 4-8
The powerhouse district of Gold Coast /Tweed are once again winners at the State District Sides.
Undefeated through 11 rounds of competition only losing to the eventual runners-up Brisbane.
With a roster comprised of Commonwealth medallists and international heavyweights, the crown of the best district remains firmly in their grasp.
It was their sixth successive win of the Harry Wright Memorial Shield and their 15th since the new millennium, their tally of wins means they currently hold the most district titles since the competition’s inception in 1948.
Division 1 Women at Broadbeach
Winner: Gold Coast Tweed A 6+20
Runner Up: Sunshine Coast 4+41
It was a similar story for the Gold Coast Tweed Women, beating the Sunshine Coast in their Division One final.
Only dropping one game through 12 rounds, they played a nail biter against their coastal cousins who were looking for revenge after being runner-ups last year.
Of course the Gold Coast Tweed women showed the strength of their side picking up their fifth straight win of Val Woodward Perpetual Shield.
There will be a more comprehensive wrap-up in the next Bowler magazine, but in the meantime, you can view live videos from each day on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/BowlsQld/videos/
For detailed scores of each game, and the final results once they are verified, see the results page here:https://www.bowlsqld.org/Events/State-Events/State-District-Sides-Championships